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in watson's side, wasn't it. >> it was. thomas watson once wrote that he failed to understand how see moore cray who had only 34 employees plus the jauntier, could beat ibm with its resources. >> and this has 64 miles of wire. tell us about that? >> it connecting everything, and it's done by hand. it took about six months for a team of women assemblers to quire up a cray 1. >> and how much did it cost? ed. >> 10 million. >> holy cow. in 1970s money, that was a lot of money. what was the main motivation? >> well, a lot of defense problems, for example nuclear weapons design, even weather forecasting required intense amounts of computer power, and theca 1 was the -- the cray 1 was the only computer that could handle that problem. >> tell us about the design. >> well, it's round because it keeps the amount of wire there shorter and thus faster. >> all right. let's take a look now at the minis. >> okay. >> this is my favorite computer in the whole museum. tell us about this bright horsage honeywell computer. >> this was put out by neiman marcus, who puts out the fancy christmas list. this was t
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